Leah Celeste Costales
Having strict parents is both blessing and curse. Of course I appreciate how they don’t want something to happen to me but I’m already 18 years old and I need to live my life before I regret it. I know my parents thinks what is best for me they probably doing it to teach me about discipline and respect for the elders but that’s not what I want to hear so I get frustrated so these are the 3 reasons why my parents are so strict.
My parents are overprotective it honestly frustrates me when half the time I’m never allowed to go anywhere with my friends, hang out with them, or go places without my parents having to be right next to me. I understand they protect me because they love me, and I appreciate it, but it gets to the point when sometimes it’s just ridiculous and over the top. How can I ever enjoy myself during vacation if I’m never allowed out? They won’t even let me have a boyfriend because their thinking that I’m going to get pregnant if I have one they just don’t trust me on this things and when will I ever be free?. I know they limited my life a lot (till I went off college). I am their babyish 18 year old, but deep down very sensible and didn’t rebel. However, to this day I have insecurities because of limitations placed on me.
They disciplined me by imposing a curfew to help me to become a responsible person but of course it comes with a punishment, for example when I go out with my friends they always tell me that I got to be home by 10:00 and I have to obey them and go home on time because when I’m not on time there will be a consequence. Which is grounded for 2 weeks and they would let me do a lot of chores in the house like washing dishes and cleaning the house.
Most of all they are strict because of their cultural traditions like when they grew up on their traditional rules and they are kind of doing the same thing to me. My mom use to tell me in the old days they were more strict...